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Open source solutions impact our daily lives in an interesting variety of ways. Read our collection of articles on how open source technologies are making lives better.

Ask Safia: How do I move from a proprietary software background into open source?

Ask Safia
This month Safia answers questions about how to move from a proprietary software background into open source, and how to pick a license for a new...Read more

19 years later, The Cathedral and the Bazaar still moves us

19 years later, The Cathedral and the Bazaar still moves us
Did Eric Raymond's The Cathedral and the Bazaar accurately predict the future of software development? That's the wrong question, writes Bryan...Read more

We're giving away an Arduino starter kit!

We're giving away an Arduino starter kit!
We're kicking off our open hardware series in style by giving away a SparkFun Inventor's Kit to one lucky reader.Read more

7 ways to make new contributors feel welcome

7 ways to make new contributors feel welcome
Sumana Harihareswara and Maria Naggaga gave back-to-back talks at OSCON 2016 on how we can build our communities and get more contributorsRead more

Linksys says 'no' to the FCC, Mozilla expands open source funding, and more news

Linksys says 'no' to the FCC, Mozilla expands open source funding, and more news
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Linksys saying "no" to the FCC's router rules, Mozilla expands its funding...Read more

Space Nerds in Space, Ryzom on Steam, and more open gaming news

Space Nerds in Space, Ryzom on Steam, and more open gaming news
This week we're going to take a look at what's going on with Space Nerds in Space, Ryzom on Steam, and the newest OpenRA.Read more

Open source at your company? 6 questions your manager will ask

Open source at your company? 6 questions your manager will ask
Christian Grail gave a talk at OSCON 2016 titled: "How to convince your manager to go open source."Read more

Top 5: How to avoid burnout, GUI frameworks, and more

Top 5: How to avoid burnout, GUI frameworks, and more
In this week's Top 5, we highlight the project management tool Redmine, advice from a tech recruiter, a new open standard called "federated sharing...Read more